Type 3 No.6 Mod.27 Mk.1

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Description

The Type 3 No.6 Mod.27 Mk.1 rocket (scale is approximate)


The Type 3 No.6 Mod.27 Mk.1 is a late war rocket bomb used when intercepting bomber formations. The Type 3 No.6 originally used a white phosphorus incendiary warhead intended to set bombers alight, with a customisable ground-set timed fuse.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The Type 3 No.6 rocket bomb is a moderately slow projectile with a maximum speed of 270 m/s with 2.5 kg of equivalent TNT explosiveness with approximately 30 mm RHA equivalent penetration and an anti-air splash radius of approximately 30 metres, comparable to the American HVAR rocket. All aircraft that feature this projectile also feature the superior Type 5 No.6 Mod.9 rocket, with exception of the A6M5 Hei.

Usage in battles

This rocket is a rather mediocre ordnance capable of destroying only aerial and lightly armoured targets. Where available, research and utilise the Type 5 No.6 Mod.9 rocket instead, however this rocket is sufficiently light as an intermediary addition to your fighter aircraft.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Light and has minimal drag
  • Minimal parabolic drop
  • Launches straight on all equipped aircraft
  • Minor spread
  • Single-launches

Cons:

  • It is only loaded in a pair of two
  • Rather mediocre for air-to-air usefulness due to the small fragmentation radius
  • Rather mediocre for destroying ground units
  • Acts as a regular HE rocket with minimal incendiary properties

History

In the late war period, Japan started redirecting aircraft priorities towards the destruction of enemy bombers and fleet. To assist with the defence, several rocket designs were approved for use, one of which was the Type 3 No.6 pyrophoric rocket bomb.

It has been said by the history team behind the production of the anime series The Magnificent Kotobuki (荒野のコトブキ飛行隊) that they may have been loaded with up to 6 or 8 pairs on the Ki-43 "Hayabusa" and Ki-84 however such documents proving the historical usage by said aircraft are either absent or have not been found by the international community, or could have been misinterpretated such as in the case of the jet-powered J7W2 theoretical adaption of the J7W1.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

  • Type 5 No.6 Mod.9, the superior rocket bomb found as sequential research after the Type 3 No.6 Mod.27 rocket bomb.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


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70 mm  FFAR Mighty Mouse · Hydra-70 M247
110 mm  M8
127 mm  HVAR · Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP
298 mm  Tiny Tim
Germany 
55 mm  R4M
73 mm  RZ.65
88 mm  Pb2
150 mm  Wgr.41 Spr
210 mm  Wfr.Gr.21
USSR 
55 mm  S-5K · S-5KP · S-5M
80 mm  S-8KO · S-8M
82 mm  M-8 · RS-82 · RBS-82
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212 mm  S-1of · S-21
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Britain 
51 mm  RN
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87 mm  AP Mk I · AP Mk II
152 mm  RP-3
183 mm  Triplex R.P.
292 mm  Uncle Tom · Red Angel
Japan 
100 mm  Type 5 No.1 Mod.9
120 mm  Type 3 No.1 Mod.28 Mk.1
130 mm  Type 75
210 mm  Type 3 No.6 Mod.27 Mk.1 · Type 5 No.6 Mod.9
China 
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90 mm  Type 90-1
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Sweden 
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145 mm  psrak m/49A
150 mm  srak m/51
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